Monday, May 4, 2009

140: The Twitter Conference – Who’s in?

Every day we hear about Twitter’s popularity - Record number of users, new celebrity members, Ashton Kutcher and his 1,000,000 followers. Another indicator of Twitter’s growth and popularity is the number of conferences popping up. Jeff Pulver is putting on his 140 characters conference in New York on June 16 and 17th. There is a one day conference, Twtrcon, in San Francisco on May 31st. And on May 26th and 27th, the Parnassus group is presenting the 140: The Twitter Conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

So where will I be? I am excited to join the 140: The Twitter conference as a speaker. I will be co-presenting a session titled: "Mining Twitter: Extracting Value From Conversations and Connections", where the latest tools and techniques for monitoring your brand will be discussed. I think this conference is fantastic because I will join fantastic speakers like 3 members of the Twitter team including API lead, Alex Payne as well as Jeremy Pepper, Jeremiah Owyang, Robert Scoble, fellow Seattleite Kathy Gill, Warren Whitlock and Jennifer Leggio. Great company, don’t you agree?

I agree with Jennifer when she says on her blog, “I might be slightly biased, but the topics at this particular Twitter conference seem to be centered and focused on real-world use scenarios, not just grandiose marketing ideas. If you’re serious about implementing Twitter as part of your strategic marketing practices, or want to use it to build a brand, this is the con to be at”. This is also the only conference that has a very strong developer track as well!

To register visit the official site. The conference is an extremely affordable $249, but you can save 10% off the standard two-day pricing by entering the code 140tcr6 when you check out. And if you tweet about it, make sure you use the #140tc hash tag.

Please let me know if you are coming as I am sure there will be some great tweet-ups and I'd love to chat face to face. It’s an event not to be missed.